Eye Exams in Chesterfield, MO

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What are eye exams?

An eye exam is a collection of tests performed to evaluate eye health and screen for vision concerns. The goal of an eye exam is to identify, treat, and prevent visual impairments. These exams are also vital to detecting and managing serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, and are essential for maintaining your overall health. It is important to receive regular eye exams from an eye care specialist, even if you do not perceive current problems with your vision or eye health. At West County Ophthalmology, our team performs routine and comprehensive eye exams for adults and pediatric patients. Please contact one of our two locations in Chesterfield and O’Fallon, MO to schedule an exam with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.

What does An eye exam include?

An eye exam typically begins with a visual acuity test. If corrective lenses can improve your vision, then refraction tests can be performed to determine the lens power needed for your ideal vision. A slit-lamp test can also be conducted to closely examine the structures inside and around your eye and evaluate their function. Some exams require eye dilation so our team can assess the retinal blood vessels, optic nerve, macula, and vitreous. We will advise you ahead of time if your exam will include dilation so that you can arrange a ride home, as dilation usually takes a few hours to wear off completely. Following your exam, your ophthalmologist will review their findings and discuss any treatment recommendations.

Our eye specialists recommend that you have your eyes evaluated regularly. For most patients, we suggest an eye exam once every two years. For patients over 55, we generally recommend annual exams. Most eye exams can be completed in about 30 – 90 minutes.

Maintain Your Vision and Eye health

Routine eye exams are important to ensure your eyes remain healthy in the present and over time. It is also essential to have your eyes examined promptly if you notice any changes to your vision or eye health. Our experienced team can assist you with your vision health needs through every phase of life. Contact West County Ophthalmology today to schedule an appointment with one of our eye specialists.

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